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Friday, February 22, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..


in the Big Ten…

Illinois survived a sluggish start to beat a Penn State team 56 – 49 at the Assembly Hall to win their 5th straight.  Brandon Paul led the Illini with 16 points.

Top 25 action…

#6 Duke handled Virginia Tech 88 -56

#23 Oregon lost to 48 – 46 to Cal


The Miami Heat won their season-high ninth straight game Thursday night with an 86-67 win over the Chicago Bulls behind LeBron James’ 26 points.

San Antonio beat the LA Clippers 116 - 90


Tiger Woods and Rory McIlory were both eliminated in the first round of play at the WGC-Accenture Match-Play Championship tournament in Arizona.


Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick won the two 150-mile Budweiser Dual qualifying races at Daytona yesterday.

HS Basketball….

all area games are still scheduled to be be played tonight…

@ the 2A Regional Championship here in Hoopeston….
Bismarck-Henning will take on SJO in a rematch of last year’s Regional Championship game.  Prior to that game is first round 3-point shootout action, with 4 players of each school in the Regional representing their team.  The shoot-out starts at 6pm.

Class 1A Regional final @ Chrisman:

Salt Fork faces Shiloh

Class 1A Regional Championship at Heritage:

#1 seed Cissna Park vs. 3-seed host Heritage


youth soccer news:

HAYS will hold a sign up for a spring soccer academy on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at First Church of God, 1004 E. Orange St. in Hoopeston. 

The academy is not a league but is a program designed to teach skills, team play, fundamentals and sportsmanship.  There will be light scrimmaging.  Newcomers to soccer are welcome!

The academy is $20 and includes a t-shirt.  It will run every Saturday morning, various times in the morning by age group on April 6th through May 4th.  It is for ages 4 through children in 8th grade, boys and girls.  Surrounding communities welcome.

If you have questions, please contact Kathy Harding at 217-497-6686. 


That’s your WHPO Sports Update….


and in case you are planning ahead….

Hoopeston Area Youth Baseball (that’s T-Ball, Instructional League, Minor, Major & Pony Leagues) and Hoopeston Girls Softball sign-ups will start at the WHPO Business Expo – the weekend of March 9 – 10.  Other sign-up dates will be announced….check out both leagues on Facebook.


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